encrypted disc hint

Robert Connolly robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Jun 5 06:23:05 PDT 2005


On June 5, 2005 09:03 am, Archaic wrote:
..
> If swap is flushed at shutdown, and since it cannot be read unless one
> is root (or has a mis-configured box), what exactly does swap encryption
> add other than a false sense of security?

It's mainly for physical security, for laptops, and removable media like cdrom 
backups. Its also possible for an intruder root to dd the swap partition and 
download the image, to look for other passwords... but its mainly for 
physical security.

robert



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